CNN’s Chris Cillizza thinks immigration “could be the new sneaky big issue of the 2022 election.” Literally. This is something he wrote as if it’s some secret he just discovered. Or something:
This could be the new sneaky big issue of the 2022 electionhttps://t.co/Ove5FmrATL
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) April 19, 2022
From his “analysis”:
With all the focus of late on inflation and its impact on the coming midterm elections, we may be overlooking another issue gaining traction among the American public: immigration.
More than 4 in 10 Americans told Gallup in March that they have a “great deal” of worry about “illegal immigration,” which is how the firm framed the issue in its survey. That number, which was consistent with Gallup’s polling last year as well, is on the high end of their survey findings on the issue over the past decade.
And considerable concern is primarily on the rise among politically critical independent voters. In 2018, just 3 in 10 independents said they had a great deal of concern about the issue. Now that number stands at 39%.
Memo to CNN: It’s going to get a whole lot worse real quick:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn: “They’re about to make a deadly mistake. Even with those Title 42 project protections in place, this February was the worst February for illegal immigration and border crossings in almost 20 years. […] This is border chaos.” https://t.co/rFf0kpKCC7 pic.twitter.com/uWc7vZaiHN
— The Hill (@thehill) April 19, 2022
Now, we’d like to ask him why he thinks it’s a “new” issue all of a sudden.
the border crisis is only “new” and “sneaky” if you’ve been living under a rock for Biden’s entire presidency. https://t.co/LMUo3GYx4Z
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) April 19, 2022
Because it’s not:
— Emma Vaughn (@em__vaughn) April 19, 2022
And are journos so dumb that they thought this wouldn’t be an issue come election day?
2.5 million illegal immigrant encounters at the southern border under Biden, drugs and crime spreading across the country, and poll after poll showing voters concerned about the issue…
Better late than never to start paying attention to what voters care about, no? https://t.co/BimyTHHsb0
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) April 19, 2022
Way to go, “Captain Obvious”:
“Sneaky big issue”? More like the elephant in the room, Captain Obvious. https://t.co/Jdp8OrrvJI
— Woke Octogenarian (@GarySoup) April 19, 2022